I see a lot of people wanted to bring in guys like john abraham vonte leach richard seymore etc etc... But we cant we need to keep the cap space and roll it over to next year so we have money to resign our own guys . I think woodyard and decker are up for next year just for starters.
This is a year we need our home grown talent to step up . Ayers is finally getting a chance to start and i know what he brings in terms of run defense but im eager to see if he has developed as a pass rusher. Del rio coached him to be the defensive player of the senior bowl if you can remember that. Im not asking him to have this huge 16 sack season but i think 7-9 is a nice realistic goal for him...
Im putting all my eggs in derek wolfes basket to fill the pass rushing shoes of elvis dumerville . I really think he can be vons counter part. The justin smith to aldon smith of denver . This guy is geting raveing reviews from everybody all off season and im so excited for him. Im looking for him to hit 10 sacksthis year and going forward i believe he can peak in the 12-14 sack per year range . This guys a work aholic theres no reason he cant obtain these goals. Last year he was asked to clear room for von to get to the qb this year i believe he ll be askd to get his own sacks while sometimes i think von will drop to LDE move wolfe inside to DT then bring in shaun phillips to blitz as the RDE in one scenario.
Losing dumerville was a blessing in disguise we cleared a lot of cap space while durastically improving our d line. We finally have DTs that arent pushovers. Vickerson Knighton Williams and Wolfe are a great rotation and hopefully sylvester can offer some disruption up the middle for us this year. 3-5 sacks would be awsome for him in his part time role.
This d line can be scary with von roaming and blitzing from all over behind it. So back to my original point ... No new friends please ! Were good to go guys just sit back and watch this d line go to work !